John Bosco is 38 years old and lives in the town of Zanna in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has 3 children with 1 of them currently in school. For the past 3 years, John Bosco has been working hard to manage his retail shop, which sells soft drinks, bread, sugar, posho (similar to polenta), and juice.
To help expand his business, John Bosco has requested a loan of 3,000,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more soft drinks, bread, sugar, posho, and juice, and it will help John Bosco to generate greater profits and improve his family's standard of living. John Bosco hopes that in the future he will be able to build rental houses.
About BRAC Uganda
This loan is administered by BRAC Uganda, a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda that is also a part of the BRAC international network. BRAC Uganda attempts to address poverty through a holistic model, offering programs in education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, and microfinance. BRAC Uganda’s microfinance program aims to provide the poor with easy, reliable, and efficient access to institutional financial services, and reaches over 150,000 families in Uganda. For more on BRAC Uganda, please see our partner page, and join our lending team, Friends of BRAC Uganda.